The African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA), was established in 2004 as a non- profit organization dedicated to improve health care delivery and services to African women with cancer through education, resources and training. There is also a focus on improving overall women’s health in the Washington DC area by involving every institution that serves African women such as hospitals, clinics, schools and other health care organizations.
To reduce the burden of cancer on African immigrant women and their families.
To have equal access to screening and care for all African women in the US and abroad.
AWCAA develops substantial partnerships to reduce disparities in awareness, prevention and treatment of breast cancer within the African immigrant communities, especially the underserved, the under privileged and the under insured. We promote primary care and work to eliminate disparities in cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment; through education, awareness, case management and the coordination of early detection services.
We provide programs and services for African women cancer patients and survivors, in the Washington, Metropolitan area.
We serve as advocates by collaboration with law makers to raise government funding for research.